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VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma 3 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma (Mark 3) Camper Model History

VW Autohomes Karisma  MK3

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Mk3 Hightop Camper

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma MK3

Circa 1988 Autohomes introduced the latest version of the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Autohomes Karisma. This was an updated and improved version of the Autohomes Karisma (Mark 2) and was officially called the Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 although generally it was just called the Authomes Karisma. As with the Mark 2 version it was a 2 berth camper with a hightop roof. The interior had cupboards along the side behind the drivers seat and the rear seat converted into a 3/4 width double bed. The hightop had extra storage cupboards built in. The improvements over the Autohomes Karisma (Mark 2) included the following VW model updates such as rectangular headlights, front and rear moulded bumpers, front spoiler, full wheel covers, rear wash wipe, heated rear window, padded steering wheel, dipping rear view mirror, illuminated vanity mirror, intermittent front windscreen wipers, drivers door pocket, cigar lighter and clock. To complement the VW model changes Autohomes added new exterior graphics, new soft furnishings, new style furniture with heat resistant surfaces and a dash top storage console. The Karisma MK3 was essentially the same as the Autohomes Kameo MK3 model but with a much better specification.

Note: As the new model was phased in a few versions were made with the older round headlamp VW base model but with the new Autohomes graphics and furnishings.

This version of the Autohomes Karisma was fitted with water cooled engines.

1) VW Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 Hightop engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

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Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS automatic gearbox ?

Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre KY (1716cc) 42 Kw 57PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre KY (1716cc) 42 Kw 57PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre JX (1588cc) 51 Kw 70PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre JX (1588cc) 51 Kw 70PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4570 mm

Height 2464 mm

Width 1850 mm

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Autohomes Karisma (Mark 3) Colour Options

As far as I know the VW Autohomes Karisma (Mark 3) was available in 3 colours.

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweiss) (with white roof)

D6D6 Timor Beige (LH8T) (Timorbeige) (with white roof)

H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot) (with white roof)

PastelWhite

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma

TimorBeige

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma Hightop Camper

MarsalaRed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 layout consisted of:

Volkswagen T25 Autohomes Karisma Interior Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

AutohomesKarisma3Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Material Specifications

Upholstery - Vanneder Orpheus Design 1072 Colour 456237

Mattress - Honeycord Mushroom

Curtains - Stoeckel and Grimmer Dallas colour 414365

Carpet - Saxon Twist - Campagne ST 37

Wall fabric - Light Flax Sandringham 223

Furniture board - Alkor PVC 643/09 Light Oak

Worktops - Tatami Ecru  - Preformed

Roof lining - Panasom

 

A) Adjustable front drivers cab seat.

B) Swivelling adjustable front passenger seat.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Swivel Front Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extensive storage in wardrobe, cupboards, lockers and drawers including a unit to take the included as standard Thetford Porta Potti 235 flushing toilet. Furniture is finished in a very attractive wipe clean wood grained laminate with heat resistant work tops that fold away to reveal the cooker, sink, drainer, cutlery storage and vanity unit complete with mirror.

 

C)  Enamelled sink and cooker unit with grill. Hinged toughened glass top over cooker and sink / drainer / vanity unit covered with a heat resistant work top.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Stove and Sink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrolux RM 212 three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (with electronic ignition system) below sink. Fridge has internal freezer compartment. The Carver water heater was mounted in the top half of the cupboard next to the fridge.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Electrolux RM212 Fridge

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma Electrolux RM212 Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutlery storage draw.

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma Cutlery Drawer

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Drainer Unit.

E) Vanity Unit with mirror.

F) Storage

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Drainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G) Rear wardrobe.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma RearWardrob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H) Rear Draw Units

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Drawers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I) Rear bench seat converts to a large double bed (185.5 cm a 122 cm).

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Seat

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma  Rear Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J) Pole mounted removable table (stowed behind rear bench seat on top of the cushion when not in use).

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side storage unit with cupboard underneath that can hold the Thetford 235 Porta Potti and two Camping Gas 907 gas cylinders.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Porta Loo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless steel roof rack at rear is standard equipment. Ladder is an optional (at extra cost) extra for the Karisma model.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Roof Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side sliding door.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma  Sliding Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Full carpeting including cab area.

Caravan body sides are insulated up to window level.

Built in 54.5 litre (12 gallon) freshwater tank (above floor inside rear seat to prevent freezing in winter) with water gauge and  external lockable filler cap. Electric submersible water pump with foot operated isolating switch.

54.5 litre (12 Gallon) waste water tank (not standard on the Kameo model).

Cupboard storage for two Camping Gas 907 cylinders.

Thetford Porta Potti 235 flushing toilet (not standard on the Kameo model).

10 litre Carver water heater (not standard on the Kameo model).

Zig CF6 / CF8 Control panel incorporating battery charger, fuses , battery condition indicator and second battery (not standard on the Kameo model).

Opening sliding window on offside above cooker / sink.

Mains electric hook up with earth leakage and overload circuit breakers.

12 volt and mains electric socket.

Fluorescent lighting above kitchen.

Spot light next to rear roof locker  (12 volt, 10 Watt).

Courtesy lights.

All the windows are fully curtained with velcro strips at bottom for added privacy.

Fly screen for sliding window.

Three rear restraint straps.

Cocktail cabinet and crockery storage rack incorporated into pull out front overhead roof lockers.

Melamine crockery (not standard on the Kameo model).

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Roof Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Cocktail Cabinet

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Crockery Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage cupboard with doors at rear of roof.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Roof Storage Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Options available at extra cost included:

Power steering.

Propex thermostatically controlled blown air heating system.

Childs cab bunk.

Paulchen rack systems.

Sailboard racks

Rear spare wheel carrier (necessary on Syncro)

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 Hightop Roof Specification

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Hightop Roof

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma Hightop Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully insulated double skinned roof.

Multi directional opening roof light with fly screen provides ventilation.

Two opening high level double glazed windows in side of roof.

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 Side, Tailgate and Roof Stripes and Logos

Side Stripes And Logo

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Side Stripe

 

 

 

 

Roof Stripes And Logo

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Roof Stripes

 

 

 

 

Tailgate Stripes and Logo

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Tailgate Stripes and Logos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autohomes Logo

VW T25 Autohomes Logo

 

 

 

 

 

8) Links to Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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1988 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Poptop Elevating Roof Kamper Mk 3 (and Kameo MK2 and Komet Mk 2) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

1988 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Poptop Elevating Roof Kamper Mk 3 (and Kameo Mk2 and Komet Mk 2) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 Price Lists Download

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 3 Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Kameo Mk3 (and Kamper Mk4 and Komet Mk2) Owners User Instruction Manual (PDF Format)  - Note: Whilst very similar this is for the Kameo MK3 model. Do you have a copy of the correct manual for the Karisma MK3 model that you could send me ? Please help out and send me a copy or contact me for postal details ;-)

 

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